Marc Carter

 

Marc Carter grew up in Los Angeles listening to the sound of vintage Chevys and Fords being tweaked in his parents' garage. Five years ago he founded The Torque Report, the "go-to" destination for late and breaking news on the auto industry. When he's not obsessing over the newest electric car, he can be found hanging out with his pug, Baxter.

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Volkswagen Passat TDI Sets 77.99 MPG World Record For Fuel Economy in 48 State Drive

Volkswagen Passat TDI Sets 77.99 MPG World Record For Fuel Economy in 48 State Drive

The Volkswagen Passat TDI clean diesel just set a world record by achieving 77.99 mpg - the lowest fuel consumption for a non-hybrid car. VW announced that the new Guinness World Record was

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Volvo Unveils Innovative Self-Parking Car!

Volvo Unveils Innovative Self-Parking Car!

Volvo has been working on autonomous vehicle prototypes under its SARTRE road train project for a while, and now the company has revealed a new technology that enables cars to park themselves!

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Nissan Unveils the World’s Fastest Electric Racing Car

Nissan Unveils the World’s Fastest Electric Racing Car

Nissan just unveiled the world's fastest electric race car - the ZEOD RC! The ZEOD RC uses the same lithium-ion battery technology as the Nissan Leaf, but it's able to achieve speeds in excess

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Tesla Unveils Technology to Swap EV Batteries in 90 Seconds Flat

Tesla Unveils Technology to Swap EV Batteries in 90 Seconds Flat

Tesla just unveiled its new battery swap technology, which gives Model S owners the ability to completely charge their electric vehicles in less than half the time it takes a high speed gas pump

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Debuts With 49 MPG Rating

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Debuts With 49 MPG Rating

As promised, Honda just took the wraps off the 2014 Accord Hybrid, which is the second Accord hybrid following the introduction of the first model earlier this year. The 2014 Accord Hybrid will

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TEST DRIVE: A Quick Drive Around Manhattan in the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: A Quick Drive Around Manhattan in the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

The new 2013 Lincoln MKZ is offered with three engine options, a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder, a 3.7L V6, and the 2.0L hybrid system. The MKZ Hybrid is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine

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Tesla to Unveil Quick-Swap Batteries for the Model S Electric Car This Week

Tesla to Unveil Quick-Swap Batteries for the Model S Electric Car This Week

Tesla could revolutionize the electric car industry by solving one of the main reasons why buyers don't make the switch from gasoline - range anxiety. Tesla already announced plans to expand its

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Volvo Unveils New Noiseless Electric Buses for Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Unveils New Noiseless Electric Buses for Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo just unveiled a new line of silent electric buses that will hit the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2015. The buses are part of a new service initiative called ElectriCity, which is

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Honda Lowers Pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV to $259 a Month

Honda Lowers Pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV to $259 a Month

In an effort to keep ahead of the competition, Honda has announced that the pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV has been lowered to $259 a month. Currently the Fit EV's monthly lease price is set

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Henrik Fisker Teams Up With Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li to Save Fisker Automotive

Henrik Fisker Teams Up With Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li to Save Fisker Automotive

Although Fisker Automotive hasn't produced a car since July, a few parties have stepped up to save the fledgling automaker. Reports say that Fisker co-founder Henrik Fisker has teamed up with a

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Tesla Repays its Entire $465 Million Federal Loan Nine Years Early

Tesla Repays its Entire $465 Million Federal Loan Nine Years Early

Tesla Motors just announced that it has repaid the entire $465 million loan that it received from the Department of Energy a full nine years early. The development makes Tesla the only US car

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Chevy Announces 2014 Spark EV Pricing Starts at $27,495

Chevy Announces 2014 Spark EV Pricing Starts at $27,495

Electric Vehicle buyers in the US looking for a good deal now have three models to choose from, as General Motors just announced that pricing for the 2014 Chevy Spark EV starts at $27,495.

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Half of the World’s Consumers Trust Autonomous Cars, According to a New Study

Half of the World’s Consumers Trust Autonomous Cars, According to a New Study

A new global study by Cisco found that half of the world's consumers would trust a car that that can operate without a human driver. Cisco's Customer Experience Report surveyed more than 1,500

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Elio Motors Unveils Three-Wheeled 84 MPG Car That Costs Only $6,800

Elio Motors Unveils Three-Wheeled 84 MPG Car That Costs Only $6,800

A brand new car that gets 84 MPG and costs less than $7,000 sounds too good to be true, but Elio Motors just unveiled a new three-wheeled vehicle that hits all those marks. The affordable

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Consumer Reports Gives the Tesla Model S its Highest Test Rating Ever

Consumer Reports Gives the Tesla Model S its Highest Test Rating Ever

Consumer Reports recently tried out the Tesla Model S electric car, and after all the testing was done, the magazine found that the Model S outscored every other car in their ratings. "It does

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With a 119 MPGe Rating, the 2014 Chevy Spark EV is the Most Efficient Electric Vehicle Available in the US

With a 119 MPGe Rating, the 2014 Chevy Spark EV is the Most Efficient Electric Vehicle Available in the US

General Motors has released the official EPA ratings for the 2014 Chevy Spark electric vehicle, which goes on sale this summer in California and Oregon. The 2014 Spark EV has a driving range of

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Toyota’s ME.WE Concept is an Electric Vehicle Without Any Excess

Toyota’s ME.WE Concept is an Electric Vehicle Without Any Excess

Toyota just unveiled the new ME.WE electric concept, which is a pick-up, convertible, off-roader and small city car in one. Toyota says that the ME.WE is simpler, more appropriate and more

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Hyundai Unveils Flying Electric Car for Congested Cities

Hyundai Unveils Flying Electric Car for Congested Cities

Hyundai just unveiled a series of new concepts for single-person vehicles that can navigate heavily congested cities - including a multi-rotor flying car! The next-gen vehicle is propelled by

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GreenTech Automotive and JAC Motors Partner Up to Build a US-Made Electric Sedan

GreenTech Automotive and JAC Motors Partner Up to Build a US-Made Electric Sedan

GreenTech Automotive, manufacturer of the electric MyCar, and Chinese automaker JAC Motors have announced a new partnership that will include the development of a five-passenger electric

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Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid Concept Previews VW’s Future in Shanghai

Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid Concept Previews VW’s Future in Shanghai

Volkswagen has unveiled its newest concept, the CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid, which will debut this week at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. According to Volkswagen, the CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid concept

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Fiat’s 2013 500e Electric Car to Launch in California for as Low as $20,500 After Tax Credits

Fiat’s 2013 500e Electric Car to Launch in California for as Low as $20,500 After Tax Credits

Fiat just announced that its 2013 500e electric car will start at $32,500 before available tax incentives. Starting this summer, California residents can purchase the 500e for as low as $20,500

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Boosted Boards Unveils the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Boosted Boards Unveils the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Boosted Boards just unveiled a new electric skateboard that it claims is "the world's lightest electric vehicle." While the electric skateboard won't be going head to head with one of Tesla's

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Aston Martin to Race World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Rapide S at the Nürburgring

Aston Martin to Race World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Rapide S at the Nürburgring

Aston Martin has unveiled a new hydrogen-powered Rapide S, which is based on Aston Martin’s four-door, four-seat sports car. The hydrogen Rapide S was developed in partnership with hydrogen

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Renault Taps Ross Lovegrove to Design Twin’Z Electric Concept Car

Renault Taps Ross Lovegrove to Design Twin’Z Electric Concept Car

Renault and British designer Ross Lovegrove just took the wraps off the Renault Twin'Z electric concept car. The Twin'Z is an all-electric city car with rear-wheel drive, a 100 mile range and a

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SP:01: Detroit Electric Unveils the World’s Fastest Pure-Electric Production Car

SP:01: Detroit Electric Unveils the World’s Fastest Pure-Electric Production Car

Detroit Electric's roots date back to the early 1900's, but today many of us probably do not recognize the name. Well, that's all about to change - as the company just unveiled plans to launch

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2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Debuts as Porsche’s First Plug-In Hybrid

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Debuts as Porsche’s First Plug-In Hybrid

Porsche just unveiled its first ever plug-in vehicle - the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid! The new hybrid vehicle builds upon the Panamera S hybrid, but adds a more powerful electric motor with a

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2013 Nissan Leaf Shatters Sales Records in March With 2,236 Units Sold

2013 Nissan Leaf Shatters Sales Records in March With 2,236 Units Sold

Last month was a great month for the 2013 Nissan Leaf with 2,236 units sold, making it the best month ever the for electric vehicle. For the 2013 model year Nissan updated the Leaf and even

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Mercedes-Benz Debuts 2014 B-Class Electric Drive at the New York Auto Show!

Mercedes-Benz Debuts 2014 B-Class Electric Drive at the New York Auto Show!

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is based on the B-Class MPV and it will be launched first in the USA at the beginning of 2014. The vehicle is the first luxury electric car from

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BMW Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Active Tourer Concept at the 2013 New York Auto Show

BMW Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Active Tourer Concept at the 2013 New York Auto Show

The Concept Active Tourer, which originally debuted at the Paris Motor Show last fall, provides a glimpse of a future compact BMW plug-in hybrid. The small three-cylinder engine sends its power

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BMW Hopes to Cure Range Anxiety With Gas-Powered Rental Cars for EV Buyers

BMW Hopes to Cure Range Anxiety With Gas-Powered Rental Cars for EV Buyers

Range anxiety is often cited as one of the primary hesitations that consumers have when looking to purchase an electric car. While it will be a while until the infrastructure is in place to

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